WELCOME TO THE
Humbie Village Hall, Humbie, EH36 5PJ
All films start at 8.00 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm (refreshments available)
Annual membership is £30. Guest tickets £5 on the night.
Friday, 29th September
UK - 2022 - Cert 12A - 1 hr 42 mins
Director: Charlotte Wells
Led by Frankie Corio's tremendous performance, Aftersun deftly ushers audiences to the intersection between our memories of loved ones and who they really are. At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't, in Charlotte Wells' superb and searingly emotional debut film.
Friday, 27th October
France - 2021 (subtitles) - Cert 15 - 1 hr 40 mins
Director: Audrey Diwan
A tough but rewarding watch, Happening puts a personal face on an impossibly difficult choice and its heart-rending aftermath. France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so…
An adaptation of Annie Ernaux's novel of the same name, looking back on her experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s.
ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET
Friday, 24th November
USA - 2023 - Cert PG - 1h 46 mins
Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Effervescent and refreshingly frank about the travails of puberty, this long-awaited adaptation does full justice to Judy Blume's classic and groundbreaking novel from 1970. 11-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates), who isn't happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets.
MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
Friday, 15th December
UK - 2022 - Cert PG - 1h 55 mins
Director: Anthony Fabian
Led by a luminous Lesley Manville, this is a good old-fashioned story charmingly told. In partnership with the House of Dior, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.
MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON
Friday, 19th January
USA - 2021 - Cert PG - 1h 30 mins
Director: Dean Fleischer Camp
Poignant, profound, and utterly heartwarming, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is animated entertainment with real heart. Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.
LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
Friday, 23rd February
Bhutan - 2019 (subtitles) - Cert PG - 1h 50 mins
Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji
A simple story with a big heart - and a reminder of film's ability to communicate universal truths across international borders. A young teacher in modern Bhutan, Ugyen shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. As a reprimand, his superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, a glacial Himalayan village called Lunana, to complete his service. He finds himself exiled from his Westernized comforts after an arduous 8 day trek just to get there. There he finds no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard. Though poor, the villagers extend a warm welcome to their new teacher, but he faces the daunting task of teaching the village children without any supplies. He wants to quit and go home, but he begins to learn of the hardship in the lives of the beautiful children he teaches, and begins to be transformed through the amazing spiritual strength of the villagers.
Friday, 22nd March
USA - 2022 - Cert 15 - 1h 57 mins
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Held together by a killer Brendan Fraser, The Whale sings a song of empathy that will leave most viewers blubbering. Idaho, 2016. Scarred by the profound wounds of grief and guilt, couchbound Charlie, an online writing instructor living with chronic obesity, now has a crystal-clear view of his secret intentions. And confined to his claustrophobic and musty apartment, the self-destructive shut-in has all the time in the world to contemplate the damaging faults of the past, fatherhood, and reconciliation. Because, more than anything, flawed Charlie longs for communication and reconnection. After all, he hasn't spoken to his estranged, angry teenage daughter Ellie in years. But everyone knows whales don't live in the shallows. Do love and forgiveness have the power to wipe away the tears and the painful mistakes of a lifetime?
Friday, 26th April
UK - 2023 - Cert 15 - 1h 22 mins
Director: Raine Allen-Miller
Good news, rom-com fans: Anyone looking for a smart, funny, and heartwarming new addition to the canon can find it waiting on Rye Lane. Yas (Vivian Oparah) and Dom (David Jonsson), two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, connect over the course of an eventful day in South London - helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.